3/06 North Eastern Pennsylvania
Hi, My name is Tammy. I am 25 years old. This is the first time
I ever went hunting. My boyfriend Ron taught me to shoot
a rifle. Until that day I had never shot a gun. I guess I picked
up the knack for shooting pretty quick. We live in North Eastern
Pennsylvania. I have been with my boyfriend now for about 3
years. I never seen a deer killed before so for the first 3
years I watched him. This year I decided to go hunting. I went
hunting with my boyfriend and 2 friend of his.
We went out the first day. I seen some doe but in our area
shooting the doe would be detrimental to the area. Anyway, I
decided well.... If there are doe... There should be a buck.
So I sat it out that day hoping to see a buck. I finally got
a good look at one but just that fast it was in a bad spot to
try to shoot. The weather that day was pretty calm and cold.
There was no snow on the ground. We went out the next day and
I seen about 4 more doe. I figure a buck is here somewhere so
I waited it out.
Anyway the following week on a Tuesday we woke up to find that
it has snowed. Perfect I thought. At least this way I would
be able to pick the deer out better up in the field above our
home. My boyfriend and I decided to hunt from the same stand
It was just getting light out. I was settling in and getting
comfortable and he was looking around. We looked around for
about 1 hour and there was nothing in sight. Finally Ron says
to me......" GET YOUR GUN THERE'S POINTS ALL OVER"
so I picked up my 243 and sited in on the buck. I was aiming
at his shoulder on his left side. He was looking back at me.
I shot and hit him. I hit him in the center of his back.....
He hunched up and dropped. I was so excited. I was trembling.
It's like in my mind I knew I hit it but at the same time I
was Shocked I actually hit it.
We waited for our friends to come and we went and got the deer.
It landed right in a path we have above our house and had no
trouble getting to him. I looked at him and was completely shocked.
We drug him down closer to our home and decided to gut him.
Upon gutting found out I shot and blew his lungs out. I have
the bullet. It is pretty nice for a first deer. And to everyone
else who is thinking about hunting....... Try it!
You will either Love it or hate it.